We all know the importance of fine motor skills, but unfortunately, a lot of our students come in with underdeveloped skills.
They also lack the strength that they need in those tiny hands to wield a pencil or scissors appropriately. So today, we are talking about one way that you can increase students’ hand strength with some fine motor freebies.
Hole Punches as Fine Motor Tools
There are many different activities to help students increase their agility, but one of the best ways to increase their strength is through the use of hole punches.
Hole punches can even be challenging for adults at times, especially when we shove too much paper in : ) The grip and strength that students need to punch out a hole in a piece of paper, uses just about every muscle in the hand! Punch card activities can build strength in their hands very quickly!
They also have hole punches available that require a little less effort. These are perfect for students who are really struggling with their grip and need a little more assistance.
I created this quick freebie for you to use during the first couple of months at school. You can use it in small groups with students who are working on increasing their hand strength, or you can use it during center time, and let all students get a chance to grow their hand muscles.
There are 5 different templates for the kids to use. You don’t have to cut the shape out completely, just cut it into a square, and the hole punch will be able to reach the holes.
If you would like a copy of these fine motor punch cards just fill out the form below!
My kids LOVE using hole punches, especially if one of those happens to be the teacher’s : ) I hope you find these templates useful, and please comment below with other hand strengthening activities that you like to use with your students!
Check out this post on my favorite fine motor tools to get some new ideas for your fine motor stations: